How Community-Based Organizations Contract and Receive Reimbursement for Home and Community-Based Services in Medicaid Arrangements – A Blueprint for Success

 THIS WEBINAR HAS PASSED. TO VIEW MATERIALS FROM THIS WEBINAR, CLICK HERE. Community-based organizations (CBOs) have a long history of supporting people with disabilities and older adults to live and thrive in the community, through a variety of funding structures. States are increasingly realizing the value of these organizations as providers and partners in their …

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Getting the Contract: Reimbursement for Evidence-based Programs

*Jennifer Raymond is the Director of the Massachusetts Healthy Living Center of Excellence, which is a partnership between Hebrew SeniorLife, an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School and Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, an Area Agency on Aging in Northeast Massachusetts. As the availability of grant funding for community-based social services continues to diminish, innovative …

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CMS Webinar: Creating Partnerships to Address Non-Medical Needs of Medicaid Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs and High Costs

 THIS WEBINAR HAS PASSED   This webinar will feature speakers from two states – Connecticut and Michigan – discussing strategies used in their state Medicaid programs to address the non-medical needs of Medicaid beneficiaries through linkages across state agencies and through connections with community-based organizations. The webinar is part of a series being put on …

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CMS Webinar: Creating Partnerships to Address Non-Medical Needs of Medicaid Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs and High Costs

 THIS WEBINAR HAS PASSED   This webinar will feature speakers from two states – Connecticut and Michigan – discussing strategies used in their state Medicaid programs to address the non-medical needs of Medicaid beneficiaries through linkages across state agencies and through connections with community-based organizations. The webinar is part of a series being put on …

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CMS Webinar: Creating Partnerships to Address Non-Medical Needs of Medicaid Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs and High Costs

 THIS WEBINAR HAS PASSED   This webinar will feature speakers from two states – Connecticut and Michigan – discussing strategies used in their state Medicaid programs to address the non-medical needs of Medicaid beneficiaries through linkages across state agencies and through connections with community-based organizations. The webinar is part of a series being put on …

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Boosting the Sustainability of Community-Based Organizations

Graphic representing the opportunities that CBOs play in health care delivery system reform

Our nation is in a time of change and transition when it comes to how health care services are delivered.  Increasingly, health care providers have been looking beyond traditional clinical services to address other social determinants of health that impact individuals’ health, well-being, health care quality, cost and quality of life. Rather than reinventing the …

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Virginia Finds Better Ways to Transition Patients from the Hospital to Their Homes

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*This blog is cross-posted on America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) blog HERE.  As part of its outreach to and collaboration with the health care community, the Aging and Disability Business Institute worked with AHIP to develop this blog and create a conference session on the Virginia AAA partnership described below for AHIP’s Conference on Dual …

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Build on Your “Wins”: The Eastern Virginia Care Transitions Partnership & VAAACares. Bringing Value to Health Care in Virginia

Image of an older white woman in a wheelchair being assisted in her home by 2 middle-aged white women health care workers.

Recent federal and state initiatives have sought to reduce unnecessary readmissions to hospitals and focus on the frequent transitions of care between care settings that patients experience – especially older patients and those with multiple chronic conditions.  There is growing recognition that most root causes of readmission are due to social needs, not clinical needs. …

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A Promising Collaboration: Care1st Health Plan and Access to Independence (A2i), San Diego, California

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In the wake of the shift to accountable and value-based care, and in light of the growing number of older adults and individuals with disabilities, many states are looking to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to provide these populations with coordinated health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS). Opportunities now exist in this new environment …

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